Crayola MyPhones safe for younger ears

- April 28th, 2012

 

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The folks at Crayola, makers of the famous, you guessed it – Crayola Crayons have teamed up with Griffin Technology to come out with a co-branded line of earbuds and headphones specifically designed for the younger crowd.  Not only are the MyPhones slightly smaller than your standard adult-size, they also have special built-in circuitry that peaks volume levels at 85dB (decibels) or lower to help protect young ears.

 

So How Loud Isn’t It?

To compare, normal conversation rate is about 60 dB; a cranked up iPod is about 105 dB and an ambulance siren or a Who concert (in their heyday) is 120 dB, so this gives you an idea as to how loud or not loud the sound can actually be.

 

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Earbuds

Of course to make it fun to listen, the MyPhone Earbuds come in pretty cool colors – Purple Pizazz, Cotton Candy, and Caribbean Green and include with 3 different sizes of soft silicone earpads.  What’s really cool, from a kid’s perspective of course is that the carry case is actually shaped like a Crayola crayon and matches the colour of the buds.

 

Over the Ear

The traditional over the ear MyPhone’s headphones come in 2 colour combinations pink/purple and blue/green. But in keeping with what Crayola is all about, the headphones also come with a bunch of stickers and Crayola markers so kids can really make them their own.

The MyPhone can not only save your child’s ears but they can also give you a little piece of mind and maybe even some peace and quiet. The earbuds sell for $14.99 US and the over the ear model is $24.99 US. Both are available through Griffin Technology.

 

Greg Gazin is the Real Canadian Gadget Guy.

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